DC Futures Program

Get up to $8,000 with the DC Futures Program!

Eligible District of Columbia residents can receive a last-dollar scholarship of up to $8,000 a year to attend the University of the District of Columbia. 

Offered through OSSE, the DC Futures Program helps DC college students complete their first associate or bachelor’s degree by providing a last-dollar scholarship, college coaching and support services that address personal and financial barriers. 

Scholarships can be used during fall 2022, spring 2022 and summer 2023. 

 The DC Futures program is so much more than a scholarship: 

  • Receive up to $8,000 as a last-dollar scholarship to fill the gap between your financial aid package and the cost of attendance.
  • Obtain up to $1,500 in a stipend and participate in a college coaching program.
  • Access up to $2,000 in emergency funds for expenses, based on need and funding availability.
  • Re-apply each year to receive awards, based on funding availability, on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 The application for the 2022-23 school year is now open.

To apply or learn more about the eligibility requirements, visit the DC Futures Program at https://osse.dc.gov/node/1574531

For questions, contact Wayne Montgomery in the Office of Financial Aid at the University of the District of Columbia by email at wmontgomery@udc.edu or call 202.274.6065.


Basic Eligibility Requirements:

You have been a resident of the District of Columbia for the last 12 months

You are accepted or enrolled part- or full-time at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

You are seeking your first associate or bachelor’s degree

You are majoring in a high-demand field 

You can demonstrate financial need based on annual household income